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The Learning Curve in Laparoscopic Major Hepatectomy

The Learning Curve in Laparoscopic Major Hepatectomy Complications as a Measure of Learning Laparoscopic Hemihepatectomy Original Investigation Research Invited Commentary What Is the Magic Number? Susannah M. Cheek, MD; David A. Geller, MD Laparoscopic liver resection (LLR) has been growing in num- were done using a pure laparoscopic approach, which re- ber and complexity, with nearly 10 000 cases published quires a team approach along with a demanding skill set, as 1,2 worldwide. Recent studies have shown that laparoscopic well as patience and concentration in the operating theater. major hepatectomy can be They should be commended for their excellent outcomes with safely accomplished by high- these technically challenging surgical procedures. A caveat is Related article page 923 volume centers experienced that all the surgical procedures were done under the direc- in LLR. However, at the Sec- tion of 2 hepatobiliary surgeons with significant expertise in ond International Laparoscopic Liver Consensus Conference open liver resections, as well as 3 years of LLR experience with convened in 2014, the jury concluded that laparoscopic ma- minor hepatectomies prior to attempting a laparoscopic ma- jor hepatectomy is an innovative procedure still in the learn- jor hepatectomy. Thus, caution needs to be applied in trying ing phase. Hence, a focus has http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Surgery American Medical Association

The Learning Curve in Laparoscopic Major Hepatectomy

JAMA Surgery , Volume 151 (10) – Oct 6, 2016

The Learning Curve in Laparoscopic Major Hepatectomy

Abstract

Complications as a Measure of Learning Laparoscopic Hemihepatectomy Original Investigation Research Invited Commentary What Is the Magic Number? Susannah M. Cheek, MD; David A. Geller, MD Laparoscopic liver resection (LLR) has been growing in num- were done using a pure laparoscopic approach, which re- ber and complexity, with nearly 10 000 cases published quires a team approach along with a demanding skill set, as 1,2 worldwide. Recent studies have shown that laparoscopic well as patience...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2016 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
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2168-6254
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2168-6262
DOI
10.1001/jamasurg.2016.1698
pmid
27383010
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Abstract

Complications as a Measure of Learning Laparoscopic Hemihepatectomy Original Investigation Research Invited Commentary What Is the Magic Number? Susannah M. Cheek, MD; David A. Geller, MD Laparoscopic liver resection (LLR) has been growing in num- were done using a pure laparoscopic approach, which re- ber and complexity, with nearly 10 000 cases published quires a team approach along with a demanding skill set, as 1,2 worldwide. Recent studies have shown that laparoscopic well as patience and concentration in the operating theater. major hepatectomy can be They should be commended for their excellent outcomes with safely accomplished by high- these technically challenging surgical procedures. A caveat is Related article page 923 volume centers experienced that all the surgical procedures were done under the direc- in LLR. However, at the Sec- tion of 2 hepatobiliary surgeons with significant expertise in ond International Laparoscopic Liver Consensus Conference open liver resections, as well as 3 years of LLR experience with convened in 2014, the jury concluded that laparoscopic ma- minor hepatectomies prior to attempting a laparoscopic ma- jor hepatectomy is an innovative procedure still in the learn- jor hepatectomy. Thus, caution needs to be applied in trying ing phase. Hence, a focus has

Journal

JAMA SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 6, 2016

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